If you’re looking for an easy way to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet, look no further than smoothies! This easy strawberry and lemon smoothie recipe only requires four ingredients, and it’s a great way to start your day. So gather your ingredients and let’s get blending!
You could also call this a strawberry lemonade smoothie – dairy free and gluten free!
Benefits of this Strawberry Lemon Smoothie
Strawberries are not only delicious, but they’re also packed with nutrients like Vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. Lemons are a great source of Vitamin C as well, and they can help boost your immunity and fight inflammation.
Honey is a natural sweetener that contains antioxidants and antibacterial properties. When you combine all of these ingredients into a smoothie, you’re getting a nutrient-rich drink that’s perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Ingredients in Our Smoothie
Fresh Ripe Banana
When it comes to smoothies, many people think of using frozen fruit as their main ingredient. While frozen fruit is a great option, fresh fruit can also be used to create a delicious and nutritious smoothie.
In fact, fresh bananas are a great choice for smoothies because they are high in fiber and potassium, and they have a sweet flavor that pairs well with other fruits.
If you have frozen bananas on hand, you can definitely use one, but you might need a bit more liquid in your smoothie so try almond milk, coconut milk, coconut water or even just plain filtered water. Or you can thaw it first (but be aware that a frozen banana is kinda gross when it’s thawed!).
As we mentioned earlier, strawberries are a great source of Vitamin C and antioxidants. They’re also one of the most popular fruits used in smoothies because they have a delicious sweet flavor.
If you’re using frozen strawberries, be sure to thaw them before adding them to your blender. We aren’t adding extra liquid in this recipe, so fresh or thawed are best because they will be easier to blend.
Fresh Lemon Juice
Lemons are a great source of Vitamin C and they can help boost your immunity. They also have a refreshing tart flavor that goes well with strawberries.
If you don’t have fresh lemons on hand, you can use bottled lemon juice, but we recommend using fresh whenever possible. You might need to add a bit less of the bottled juice and a bit of water instead.
Honey is a natural sweetener that contains antioxidants and antibacterial properties. It’s a great addition to smoothies because it adds sweetness without adding any processed sugar.
If you’re using frozen strawberries, you might not need to add any honey since the berries might already be sweetened, so check your container. If you’re using fresh strawberries or other fresh fruits, you can add a bit of honey to taste, plus raw honey has amazing health benefits.
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How to Blend this Strawberry and Lemon Smoothie
1. Start by adding the fresh banana to your blender. If you’re using a frozen banana, make sure it’s thawed first or have some extra liquid on hand.
2. Add the strawberries next.
3. Squeeze in the fresh lemon juice.
4. Finally, add a bit of honey to taste.
5. Blend everything together until it’s smooth and creamy. If you find that your smoothie is too thick, you can add a bit more liquid until it reaches the desired consistency.
6. Enjoy immediately! You can top it with mint leaves, lemon zest or fresh strawberry (either a whole berry or sliced strawberries are nice).
This recipe also works really well frozen into popsicles for the kiddos! (Or adults, we won’t judge 😉
How to Customize This Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie Recipe
If you would like to turn this into a delicious smoothie bowl, use frozen fruit and add as little extra liquid as possible (aside from the lemon juice).
This strawberry lemon smoothie is a great base recipe, but if you want to change it up there are lots of ways to customize it to your liking.
If you want a bit more protein in your smoothie, you can add a scoop of protein powder or Greek yogurt.
You can also add other fruits like raspberries, blueberries or blackberries – or even pineapple or mango.
Add a dose of nutrients by throwing in a few spinach or kale leaves. Leafy greens are a great addition to smoothies because they are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals. They can also help boost your immune system and fight inflammation.
If you want to add spinach or kale to your strawberry lemon smoothie, start by adding a handful of spinach or kale to your blender. You can also add a scoop of green powder like spirulina or wheatgrass. If your smoothie is too thick, you can add a bit more liquid until it reaches the desired consistency.
This smoothie is delicious as is, but if you want to make it even more refreshing you can add a few ice cubes before blending.
If you want a bit more sweetness, you can add additional honey or even some pure maple syrup.
No matter how you customize this smoothie, we hope you enjoy it!
Strawberry and Lemon Smoothie
- 1 blender high speed is best
- Measuring Equipment
- 1 citrus juicer optional, but helpful
- 1 banana fresh
- 1 cup strawberries fresh
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 tsp honey raw is best
- Start by adding the fresh banana to your blender
- Add the strawberries
- Squeeze lemon juice and add juice to blender
- Drizzle in honey and blend until smooth, adding liquid as needed.
Making a smoothie is one of the easiest ways to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables. In this article, we featured an easy strawberry and lemon smoothie recipe that contains only four ingredients – strawberries, fresh banana, lemon juice and honey. So gather your ingredients and go make this delicious smoothie today!